The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to temporarily halt the harvest of female horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay. According to the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), Delaware Bay is “a crucial nesting area and stopover habitat for endangered red knots and other migratory shorebirds that feed on the crabs’ eggs.” The commission also approved a model that CBD has criticized as “deeply flawed” because the organization claims it will allow increased horseshoe crab harvests in future years.